Seacoast Rep's Staff
Ben Hart & Brandon James
Executive Artistic Directors
Director Of Community Outreach & Operations Manager for The Rep Academy
Dean of Education
Red Light Series
Curator, Rep Company
Resident Stage Manager/ Scenic Artist
Business Administrator, Company Manager
Box Office Manager
Our Board of Trustees
Frank Anthony has been a long-time member and season ticket subscriber at The Rep and joined the Board in 2022 upon his retirement from careers in cable television and then youth development. He brings 25 years of non-profit board leadership to further advancing our strategy and mission. He also enjoys serving as a volunteer usher and inviting local friends to enjoy the magic of The Rep. He often hears patrons comment that the productions at The Rep are on par with the shows they see on Broadway.
Steeve Wintle is a huge fan of the performing arts, in particular on the Seacoast where he has lived most of his life and raised his family. He brings sound financial acumen to the theatre based on a career in accounting and finance. Steeve is Chief Financial Officer of a start-up renewable energy company and has served in similar capacities for other companies over the last decade. He resides with in Berwick, Maine.
Randall Mikkelsen is a managing editor at Thomson Reuters. He has covered the White House, Wall Street and international affairs during his career, while regularly finding opportunities to explore and write about the arts. He fell in love with the theater in London in the 1970s, and has served the Seacoast Rep since 2015 as a publicity volunteer.
Joe has more than 35 years of experience in resource development programs as a staff member and consultant. His professional expertise includes major gift campaigns, planned giving, and strategic planning for foundation boards and advancement teams. Since 2017, he has served as the Director of Development at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A native of Lowell, Mass., Joe currently resides in Rochester with his wife Monica and has two adult children.
Jason Goodrich has roots in the Seacoast that go back six generations and his knowledge and passion for both the community and the Seacoast Rep, are evident from the moment you meet him.
Jason spent over 15 years in NYC, helping some of the world's best-known brands create their advertising and marketing strategies. He now brings this experience and expertise to his real estate career and helps clients find their dream homes across the Seacoast.
Jason currently serves on the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee for the Arts and helped launch the Seacoast Arts Collaborative, in partnership with some of the area's leading arts & entertainment organizations.
Jason is usually found exploring the outdoors with his two sons, enjoying all of the beauty and adventure that the Seacoast has to offer!
Arthur Carakatsane is a passionate fan of the performing arts, especially musical theater and jazz. He brings the sound judgment and reasoned approach of a career in management, law, civic engagement, committee work, and governing boards. Arthur’s general practice law office is in Middleton, MA. He resides with his wife, Judy, in downtown Portsmouth.
Though newer to the Portsmouth area, Michelle Long is no stranger to theater or the nonprofit world. Originally from Detroit, Michelle holds a degree in Technical Theater and currently serves as the Director of Alumni Relations for FIRST, a global STEM non-profit based. In this role she works to grow community and investment in the organization. With experience as the Light Board Operator and Programmer at North Shore Music Theater and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Rainbow STEM Alliance, Michelle's diverse background aligns with her commitment to community enrichment. Michelle is excited to bring her passion for the arts and sciences to the Rep community and to help grow the culture of philanthropy for the arts across the area.
Ellen Marlatt is the retired co-owner of Independent Archaeological Consulting, LLC, a small but lively Portsmouth-based business serving New Hampshire and Maine for more than 25 years. Ellen has long recognized the Rep’s key role in the City’s vibrant cultural community and the theatre’s longstanding ethos of outstanding artistic expression. She is proud to have the opportunity to use her talents and expertise to help the theatre experience continued success.
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Helen Goransson has been a supporter and board member of The Rep for almost 35 years, starting as a parent of children in the PAPA program to being a board member and sponsor. She has owned and was an executive officer of a number of organizations and companies during her professional career and is now a busy working farmer, grandmother, wife, mother and community volunteer around the Seacoast. She and husband Paul established and own Bondgarden Farm and Bartlett Homestead Stables in Eliot, ME. Her major passions are her family, theater (especially Seacoast Repertory Theatre), and doing her part to make the world a better place. To quote JFK, “This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor…after the dust of centuries has passed over cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battles or in politics, but for our contributions to the human spirit.”